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Hughe, John E., etc. v. Bruin, Joseph, etc.: Chancery Cause, Arlington County

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bought with the intent of being sold for a slave for life out of this commonwealth and that she either has been by said defendants or one of them been started for the South or that she soon will so be taken out of the state and beyond the reach of your orators & Oratrixes and your orators & oratrixes charge that the said Joseph Bruin & James Simpson are confederating & calluding together to send away secretly said negro girl out of the Commonwealth and so to defraud the complaints out of their reversionary right and Interest in her. They further shew that full and due notice of the limited title of the said vendor was distinctly given to said Joseph Bruin, who promised to restore the girl on repayment of the purchase money: and afterwards with such knowledge transported her or is about to transport her out of the state. That the said Amelia Hughes is the widow and the rest of your orators & oratrixes are the children and distributees of said Edward Hughes decd: on whose estate no administration exists and who has been dead now upwards of twelve years. In tender consideration whereof, and in as much as your orators and oratrixes are remediless in a court of Law & can only find relief in a court